Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to London this week was dismissed in the Israeli press as a relatively low-key affair — but the Israeli Prime Minister brought a powerful message for his British counterpart, who he was due to meet on Thursday morning.
Israel's Chief Rabbinate is facing its biggest challenge in years. Will it survive in its current form?
Since a group of prominent rabbis revealed last month that they were 1a>undermining the Chief Rabbinate's monopoly on conversion 1b>by launching their own independent conversion court, some pundits have been predicting doom. The rabbinate's days, they say, could be numbered.
For years, even some of the most hardcore fans of Jerusalem's oldest football club, Beitar Jerusalem, have stopped attending its games, turned off by the 1a>racist rhetoric and violence of other supporters1b>.
Even though many fans say that the club has been contaminated by an ultranationalist minority, some have decided to opt out and back a smaller, more "authentic" alternative.